Custom Assignments

You can assign activities as custom assignments to play at the beginning of a student’s session. They are not scored and do not affect the student’s regular personalized learning sequence. Once the student has completed the custom assignment, the activity is removed from the list and the student resumes sessions in his or her sequence.

    1. Go to Students.
    2. To add a custom assignment to an entire class, select your class. To add a custom assignment to one student, select the student.
    3. Click Custom Assignments.
    4. Select a course tab.
      You will only see multiple tabs if students in your class are assigned to multiple courses. You can only add custom assignments from a student’s assigned course.
    5. Click Add Assignments.
    6. Enter the activity name or keywords in the search bar. Click Search.
      There are no search filters in this section. If you don’t know the name of the activity you need, use the search tools in the Curriculum tab.
    7. Find the activity in the table. Click the play button to preview the activity. Click the + button on the right to add it as a custom assignment.


To view, reorder, or remove custom assignments

  1. Go to Students.
  2. Select the student or class.
  3. Click Custom Assignments.
    If you are adding or searching assignments, click View Assignments to return back to this view.
  4. To make changes, click the check box next to an assignment.
  5. Use the Move up, Move down, and Delete Assignment buttons to change custom assignments.



Change a student’s class

To move a student to a new class, you must have access to the student’s current class and the new class.

  1. Go to Students.
  2. Select the student’s current class.
  3. In the Student List page, click the box next to the student’s name.
    If you want to move more than one student, check the boxes next to each student you wish to move.
  4. Click Move.
  5. Select the new class.
  6. Click OK.

You can also change a student’s class from his or her Info page.

  1. Go to Students.
  2. Under the student’s current class, select the student’s name.
  3. Under Class, click Change class.
  4. Select the new class.
  5. Click OK.
  • Students that change classes are considered “transfer students” and may affect report data. The Reports guide has more information on transfer students.


Assign courses

You must have open course licenses to assign courses to students. Course licenses can only be managed by administrator accounts.

To assign courses to multiple students in a class

  1. Go to Students.
  2. In the left menu, select a class.
  3. Under the class name, click Courses.
  4. Click the box in the table header to select all students.
    Check or uncheck boxes in the table to assign courses to only some students.
  5. Click Add.
  6. In the pop-up box, select one or more courses.
    Students assigned to SmartStart PreK may not be assigned to any additional courses.
  7. If needed, adjust the session time. Click OK.

To assign courses to an individual student

  1. Go to Students.
  2. In the left menu, select a class.
  3. Under the student name, click Courses.
  4. Check the box next to the courses you want to assign.
    Students assigned to SmartStart PreK may not be assigned to any additional courses.
  5. If needed, adjust the session time. Click Save.

Students assigned to Waterford Reading and Waterford Math & Science begin with the placement test, which determines the level where they begin.

Only an administrator can manually override a level.



Restore a student

If you deleted a student by mistake, you can restore that student’s account.

  1. Go to Students.
  2. In the left menu, select the deleted student’s class.
    If the class has also been deleted, you can restore the class.
  3. In the Student List, click More.
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  4. Additional options will appear. Click Restore.
  5. Check the box next to the student account you want to restore.
  6. Click OK.
    You will need to reassign courses to the student before he or she can run a session.

When restoring students, keep the following in mind:

  • Deleting and restoring a student counts towards the maximum number of times a license can be assigned to one student. Learn more about course licenses in Manager for Administrators.
  • Restored students will not lose progress or data. They will begin where they last left off and reports will remember all previous scores and usage.


This guide shows you how to add, edit, delete, and restore student accounts manually through Waterford Manager.

  • Student accounts can also be added and updated by administrators with our import tool or through syncing your school information system (SIS) using Clever.
    If your school or district uses Clever to sync the Manager to your SIS, you cannot add or edit student accounts using Waterford’s Manager.
  • See Manager for Administrators for instructions on import and sync.